Looking Forward

July 8, 2008

It’s good to have things to look forward to. For example: the weekend, seeing friends from out of town, a good vacation, heaven, blah blah blah. I think that one of the main reasons that I can usually stay so positive is because I always find something to look forward to, whether it’s little or big. People who have a hard time with this sometimes start negative habits just because it gives them something to look forward to.

I was thinking about this concept this morning as I dragged myself out of bed. There are certain things that make it a little bit easier on me to wake up at 4 a.m. For example, when my alarm goes off I look forward to a shower and eating breakfast. When I leave, I look forward to the nap I will get to take on the long bus ride to work. After I arrive at the hospital (20 minutes early every day), I look forward to the nap I will get to take sitting in a chair in the lobby. When it’s time to head up to the unit, I look forward to a cup of coffee. And if I can get that far, I can usually make it!

This post could become an essay on the power of hope, except that right now I am very much looking forward to going to sleep, and that is much more powerful than anything else at the moment. So, what are you currently looking forward to?

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Comments on Looking Forward

  1. 1

    From Tabaitha Kaye:

    I do the same thing. I always have something to look forward to. Tomorrow, I get to celebrate Mason’s 1st birthday. Saturday, we host Mason’s birthday party. Next weekend, friends will be visiting us from Texas. In September, my parents will visit. In November, I get to visit Texas for 6 weeks! Life is good.

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    From Becca Hoelscher:

    Meeting Peanut!!!

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    From Erica:

    Can I look forward to meeting Peanut too? :) I’m looking forward to seeing my sister, brother-in-law, and Gustav come home from Germany next July… There are other smaller events along the way that I’m looking forward to, but I can’t wait until the 3 of them are home!

  4. 4

    From Cio:

    I’m looking forward to buying a new bed from IKEA tomorrow!

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    From David:

    I’m looking forward to my date Friday night with my beautiful fiance. :)

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